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What If, When Borders Reopen, CBI Citizens Actually Move to Their COVID-Free Island Havens?

September 23, 2020

Michael B. KrakatUniversity of the South Pacific   Residence- and citizenship by investment (RCBI) laws allow the sale of passports with negligible or zero naturalization requirements. Any country may consider RCBI, holding recourse to its international recognition as a state to create, tap into, and leverage the asset of...

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Investment Migration’s Next Frontier Market: First-World Millionaires?

September 18, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   To be an investor migrant, fundamentally, you must be two things: dissatisfied with your current travel and/or settlement freedoms and; able to afford participation in an RCBI-program. In practice, that usually means you are a wealthy national of a non-Western (or non-rich) country. The vast bulk...

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analysis , citizenship-by-investment , club , coronavirus , industry-trends , michael-b-krakat , residence-by-investment

The Case For Citizenship by Investment Is Never Stronger Than During Times of Crisis

September 13, 2020

Michael B. KrakatUniversity of the South Pacific   In this analysis, legal scholar Michael B. Krakat argues that, during times of crisis, the apprehensions certain quarters of society hold about RCBI tend to diminish and that this represents an opportunity for expansion. Where RCBI laws are constitutionally valid, CBI...

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Where The 52 Biggest International RCBI-Specialist Firms Have Offices

September 6, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   The below is an overview of the countries in which the 52 largest international RCBI-specialist companies have an office presence. How do we define “international RCBI-specialist companies”? By international, we mean that the company has a physical office presence outside of its home market and offers...

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Global CIP Accreditations Pass 1,000 For The First Time, Vanuatu’s Number Suddenly Triples

August 19, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   The number of agent accreditations among the ten citizenship by investment programs that require special licenses to submit applications has grown by 6.7% since May, from 962 to 1,026, according to an analysis performed by IMI. Of the 1,026 accreditations currently valid, Cyprus alone accounts for...

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What Killed Antigua & Barbuda’s CBI Real Estate Option?

August 16, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   Between 2015 and 2017, one in five investors chose the real estate option. In the last two years, only one in forty did. Why? All five Caribbean citizenship by investment programs have both donation and real estate investment options. Four of them have similarly priced real...

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7 Reasons The E2 Visa is The Next Big Thing in US Immigration From 2021 Onwards

August 14, 2020

Angie RupertRupert Law Group   2020 is not the year of the trend. It is the year of no business, no travel, no fun. The worldwide pandemic has slowed down immigration to everywhere and from everywhere. However, many entrepreneurs around the world are just gearing up for their next “big...

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club , data , eu , europe , golden-visa , industry-trends , intel-data , portugal , residence-by-investment , statistics

35% of Portugal Golden Visa Applicants Have Chosen “Alternative” Investments in 2020

August 11, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   Portugal’s golden visa program raised EUR 56 million in July, a figure considerably below July 2019 (EUR 98m) but only slightly lower than the average monthly program investment for last year as a whole (EUR 62m). With five months left in 2020, Portugal’s total earnings so...

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caribbean , club , coronavirus , editors-picks , industry-trends , interview , interviews , mohammed-asaria

“HNWIs Are Very, Very Nervous About Risk of Social Unrest”: Asaria on Investment Migration After COVID

July 29, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   This interview is the fifth in an IMI Club exclusive series of talks with prominent investment migration personalities, centered on questions surrounding the direction the market will take following COVID-19. Other episodes in this series include: Eric Major on Investment Migration After COVID: “Phone Rings The...

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China’s Millennials: What Does the World’s Largest Investor Migrant Group Want? Part 2

July 21, 2020

Luc Lu 陆琦Shanghai/Singapore This is the second installment of a three-part series on China’s millennial generation and how it is shaping the world’s largest investment migration market. Read Part I here. As we enter 2020, even the youngest of those born in the 1980s are in their thirties. In...

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